While in college I worked at a local fast food restaurant to earn extra money, and one of the things that bothered me while working there was the amount of unsold food we had to throw away on a nightly basis. The painful irony is that while millions of us continue to waste food millions more are starving. Ben Simon, a young college student has definitely stepped up to the plate to do his part about lowering food waste and feeding the hungry. Along with three other concerned students from different campus organizations Simon co-founded the Food Recovery Network in 2011; a non-profit that collects leftover food from college campuses and redistributes it to those in need. Now there is a National Leadership Team of 7 with110 college chapters making up the Food Recovery Network. Broadening its scope the FRN recently launched a new certification program called “Food Recovery Certified” in which restaurants and businesses can qualify for certification by donating their surplus food to local non-profits at least once a month. Upon being certified those businesses receive a bright green sticker to proudly place in their front window so customers can see that they are a business that is committed to food recovery.